IF WALLS COULD TALK: Remembering Lucetta Trafton Russell; who became my step-mother

Katie Ouilette Wallsby Katie Ouilette

Well, faithful readers and WALLS, can you believe that Mother’s Day is about to be? Well, at least all the snow has disappeared, but we sure did have a wind storm so that trees have lost a lot of their branches, but the buds promise us the Spring that we all have been looking forward to. Oh, well, it is Maine and we should be happy with what we get, because weather in other parts of the U.S.A. has been pretty frightful! Yes, as I’ve said before, when I lived in Tennessee, we heard tornado warnings all the time, and a few years ago we found out that we had to come to East Madison to have one!

Well, enough of that, WALLS. Now, with Mothers Day on May 13, it is time for all moms to give thanks for children. Yes, we moms have been blessed with our own and, recently, there has been much on TV for want-to-be parents! Wonderful for you and the children who become part of your families! I know I wrote about Lucetta Trafton Russell who I remember so well, as she became my step-grandma. I remember so well the families that used to drive into Grandpa and Lou’s dooryard with ‘many thanks’ for the children that Lou had brought up until timefor adoption. Also, my daughter, Lynn Rooney, has adopted a ‘very special needs’ young man. The adoption took place a long time ago, but this man is now 30 years old and he is so lucky to have a mom who has taught him so much. Yes, Lynn is comptroller for Richard Carrier Trucking, but he has wonderful caregivers and, when I was at RFGH, D.J. and his caregiver, Larry, visited me. Yes, I am a proud mom and grandma and great-grandma and I think all of those grandkids and greats will celebrate at Lynn and Chuck’s house on May 12. WALLS, you also know that our great, Reese Paine, will tap in her recital at Skowhegan’s Opera
House that afternoon.

Celebrate, you bet I will and I hope you will, too, no matter what day is Mother’s Day for you faithful readers. Yes, yes, Dad’s Day will be here in June, but this is your day, too, dads. How wonderful and proud you must be!

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